2.1.15 Day 2 with Shelby David Meier
Posted by TAP on June 30, 2015 - 10:22am

Last week, T/AP students executed a list of instructions created by artist Shelby David Meier in a project influenced by conceptual work in the Modern’s collection. Their homework was to come up with their own instructions for their peers to execute. In class, Shelby presented an interview with seminal conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner to provide inspiration and context. It was exciting to see how detailed and complex some of the students’ directions became. Some relied on a list to become a drawing, while others relied on a drawing to become a list. The project played with notions of authorship since those following the instructions inevitably had their own interpretations of the directives.